Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

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Piazzale Michelangelo is decorated with bronze replicas of some of Michelangelo's best-known sculptures. This famous square offers panoramic city views. Designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi and built in 1869, this plaza stands on a hill just south of the historic town center. Poggi designed this public space as a terraced observation deck, which today houses a popular restaurant. The view encompasses the heart of Florence, numerous bridges crossing the river Arno, and the hills beyond the city's skyline. Arrange your visit to Piazzale Michelangelo and discover more family-friendly attractions in Florence using our Florence trip itinerary builder.
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  • Great views across the city from here. Walk up the steep steps to the piazzale if you are able, as you'll see a cat sanctuary on the side. Avoid the tacky little restaurant on the piazzale as it's...  more »
  • Fab views from Piazza Michelangelo of entire Florence. Super lively place - musicians playing instruments, singers singing, everyone chilling on the steps and enjoying. The walk up to the Piazza can....  more »

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